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Alien Visitor (1997)

In this sci-fi adventure a gorgeous alien woman is sent to Earth by mistake from the planet Epsilon. Landing in the Australian outback she meets a surveyor and they cross the continent ... See full summary »

Director:

Rolf de Heer

Writer:

Rolf de Heer
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ullie Birve Ullie Birve ... She
Syd Brisbane ... The Man
Alethea McGrath ... Grandmother
Chloe Ferguson Chloe Ferguson ... Child
Phoebe Ferguson Phoebe Ferguson ... Child
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Storyline

In this sci-fi adventure a gorgeous alien woman is sent to Earth by mistake from the planet Epsilon. Landing in the Australian outback she meets a surveyor and they cross the continent together. However, she spends the trip haranguing him for the ecological recklessness and avarice of the human race. Written by Anonymous

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From the director of BAD BOY BUBBY comes a provocative, exciting and unforgettable journey See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was nominated for 1 AFI (Australian Film Institute) Award in 1995 for Best Achievement in Cinematography for cinematographer Tony Clark but lost out to Ellery Ryan for 'Angel Baby' (1995). See more »

Goofs

As the film progresses, the motion of the nighttime stars gets increasingly polar, even though they remain in Australia. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grandmother: It wasn't so long ago, people really did live their lives like that.
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Alternate Versions

The 1997 theatrical release is 10 minutes shorter than the original 1995 version. Both versions are available on DVD in Australia. See more »

User Reviews

Action is not needed -- but substance and consistency are.
29 July 2003 | by AEEdSee all my reviews

The basic vision of this movie struck me -- and still strikes me -- as an excellent starting point. The cinematography is marvelous and the devotion to environmental and societal questions is admirable. Even without any answers, the importance of the questions the film highlights gives it validity. Unfortunately, the writing and direction left huge holes in the logical development of "She" as an alien character. "The Man" is required to fulfill each of "She's" requirements in thought pattern and relationship development. Unfortunately "She" violates every premise she, herself, dictates. Even "The Man's" most notable leaps in understanding are insulted and demeaned by the alien visitor. When "She" stoops beneath the level of Earth human cruelty by destroying "The Man's" favorite tree (with which he had "shared blood") every supposed superiority of the proposed advanced galactic peoples is totally eradicated. The lesson seems to be that trying to communicate with a less developed individual will destroy your own more delicate feelings and understandings. What could have been a thought provoking challenge to our society wound up being a cheap grouping of pot-shots taken at civilization by childish, dissatisfied, spoiled whiners.


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Country:

Australia | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1997 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Epsilon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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